The Duke boys would be proud

Dear Editor:

I am sorry, but I think something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A mayor and council adamant about putting a water park in a public green space, and in the process, ousting a perfectly legitimate and reputable business.

Enter Trio Marine.

Very little is still known about these folks. What other (if any) successful businesses of this nature have they launched or even been involved with?

Why is Trio Marine having such difficulty securing funding for this project? If they are unable to come up with funding by the next deadline, no further extensions should be granted, the idea squashed, and the area offered back to Penticton Yamaha Marine. It would be the fair thing to do.

But hey, there I go making sense again. Sorry.

Now it has come to light (pun intended) that a lucrative lighting contract was awarded without going to tender to a company that has ties to  — you guessed it; Trio Marine.

I would really like to give the mayor the benefit of the doubt that it was an honest error, but in light of what has happened and everything he has done since taking over as mayor, I have great difficulty in doing that.

Something really stinks here.

Maybe we should just go ahead and change the signs on the north and south end of town. Instead of saying “Welcome to Penticton,” it could read “Welcome to Hazzard County.”

Mark Billesberger

Penticton